Understanding Reasons behind Student Teachers’ Pedagogical Decisions

Speaker:Nur Hayati, Utami Widiati, Furaidah| Location:Room 10| Date:August 12, 2016| Time:4:10 - 4:40 pm

Abstract

A lot of factors contribute to teachers’ instructional or pedagogical decisions. As beginning or novice teachers, student teachers face greater challenges in making these decisions as they are new to the field, and are likely to experience anxiety and confusion; many might also lack knowledge and skills to make informed choices and decisions. In Indonesian context, in particular, English student teachers might also be struggling with understanding the concepts of the newly implemented curriculum, the different perspectives of the lecturers that guide them in the university, the requirements coming from their mentor teachers, and various other issues. There is not much empirical data, however, on the actual reasons behind student teachers’ decisions, so as to understand better their issues and find out, accordingly, what can be done to guide them better. The study presented in this conference, therefore, seeks to identify the kinds of pedagogical decisions English student teachers make in instructional planning and implementation, and to explore the reasons for the decisions by studying their lesson plan documents, observing their teaching, and hearing directly from them through their oral and written reflections. The study will also conclude in points concerning the student teachers’ issues with regard to instructional planning and implementation, and lead to some recommendations for the betterment of English teacher education programs, particularly in Indonesia.

Biography


335-Nur-HayatiNur Hayati
is a faculty member of the English Department of Universitas Negeri Malang. She did her Master’s at Monash University, Australia, majoring in TESOL International. She has been active in pre-service and in-service teacher training programs in Indonesia. Her subject interests include teacher education programs, critical pedagogy, and the teaching of reading and listening.

(335) Utami WidiatiUtami Widiati is a faculty member of the English Department of Universitas Negeri Malang. She earned her Master’s degree from the Institute of Education, University of London, UK, majoring in Language in Primary Education and her Doctorate degree from Monash University, Australia. Her subject interests include curriculum development, SLA, and material development.

(335) FuraidahFuraidah is a faculty member of the English Department of Universitas Negeri Malang (UM). She earned her Master’s degree from Ohio State University, USA, and her Doctorate degree from UM, majoring in ELT. She has been active in pre-service and in-service teacher training programs. Her subject interests include teacher education and the teaching of reading.

 

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